Tears enable the eyes to stay comfortable and healthy. But uncontrolled watery eyes or tearing can affect a person’s well-being and routine life.
Watering eye (epiphora or tearing) refers to a condition in which there is an overflow of tears onto the face, usually in the absence of a clear explanation. There is inadequate tear film drainage from the eye(s). Rather than the tears draining via the nasolacrimal system, they overflow onto the face.
Tears are necessary for the front surface of the eye to remain healthy and maintain a clear vision. However, excessive tearing can make it hard to see. This can make driving challenging or dangerous.
While epiphora can develop at any age, it occurs most commonly in those aged below 12 months or above 60 years. It may impact one or both eyes. Watering eye can often be treated effectively.
Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides eyelid surgery and various other eye care procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations.
Why Choose an Oculoplastic Surgeon?
Dr. Jennifer Hui is a highly trained oculoplastic surgeon, and this distinguishes her from other plastic surgeons performing revision eyelid lift surgery. She received three years of residency training in Ophthalmology and two additional years of fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Oculoplastics).
Dr. Hui has an in-depth understanding of eye anatomy as an oculoplastic surgeon. This enables her to develop superior cosmetic and functional revision surgery results.
Member of ASOPRS
Dr. Hui is a member of the renowned American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). A surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology to become an ASOPRS. In addition, they should have completed an ophthalmology residency of three or more years in conditions and surgery of the eyeball.
It is important for the patient to work with a surgeon who has specialized training. However, it is crucial for patients to understand whether the surgeon has sufficient practical experience in the field of revision blepharoplasty.
In case the patient seeks a particular type of revision eyelid surgery or additional procedures such as brow lift, they should work with a plastic surgeon with vast experience in these specific procedures.
Emphasis on Innovation
Plastic surgeons who are focused on updating their knowledge and skills regularly by educating themselves on the latest surgical techniques and advanced technologies typically offer their patients excellent results.
The latest procedures are typically an improvement over previous ones. For this reason, patients benefit significantly with the use of innovative procedures. Such solutions make procedures less painful and minimally invasive for patients and involve lesser risks and faster healing.
The certifications of the surgeon as well as their background are crucial factors to consider when seeking a cosmetic surgery procedure. However, the surgical facility is also equally important.
Revision eyelid lift surgery should ideally take place at a hospital, or an American Associations for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers accredited surgical center. The surgical facility must maintain excellent surgical and safety standards to receive this certification.
Patients working with a friendly surgeon who makes them feel comfortable are more likely to be satisfied with the final results of their revision blepharoplasty.
Ideally, the patient should work with a surgeon who is willing to devote time to them, answer their questions in-depth, and develop a customized surgical plan.
Do Your Research
The patient will need to spend time undergoing the surgical procedure and subsequently healing from it. Other than the time spent in the surgical and recovery process, the patient should also spend enough time conducting their research on the procedure and the surgeon’s background beforehand.